Art Movements

Surrealism

Gradiva: What Did Freud and the Surrealists See in Her?

A woman who walks. That’s what Gradiva (the name of an anonymous woman from an antique bas-relief) means, as given by a fictional character...

Magda Michalska 27 April 2020

Art Travels

Roman Holidays: Italian Landscapes Through the Eyes of Russian Artists

It is well known that Italy is a motherland of world masterpieces. Renaissance paintings, baroque architecture and Italian opera are the children of...

Guest Profile 23 April 2020

Bizarre

Lowbrow Art, Subcultural Movement or Legitimate Art Generation?

Somewhere between the late 1960s and the 1970s, a new artistic movement emerged from the underground scene. At that time it didn’t have any...

Errika Gerakiti 21 April 2020

Women Artists

Exploring Place with Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas is a 24 years old, British emerging artist. Her bright and vibrant sculptural work is distinctive and abstract at first glance. However,...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 17 April 2020

Medieval Art

Notre-Dame de Paris – One Year Later

On April 15, 2019, the world watched in horror as fire swept through the famous cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. For several heartbreaking hours, it...

Alexandra Kiely 15 April 2020

Museum Stories

LEGO Masterpieces. The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick is the first major museum exhibition in the world to exclusively use LEGO® blocks as a medium. It is on display at the...

Maya M. Tola 7 April 2020

Contemporary Art

David Hockney – iPad Images of Springtime from Quarantine

David Hockney is in lock-down in Normandy and spends most days in the garden, drawing the spring awakening on his iPad. In a series of letters...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 7 April 2020

South American Art

The Art of Antonio Berni: Through Many Styles, One Timeless Message

A Young Artist and the Birth of Nuevo Realismo While Che Guevara may have been the most famous revolutionary to be born in Rosario, Argentina, the...

Kacper Grass 6 April 2020

Review

His Majesty Jan Van Eyck and the Optical Revolution – Review

Art history has its superstars: Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt. But with the recent $2.4 million, multiyear restoration of panels...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 March 2020

Michael Rakowitz: His Lost Heritage and Enemies

In March 2020 the Fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, which since 1998 temporarily hosts sculptures and installations by contemporary...

Magda Michalska 23 March 2020

Architecture

Once Upon a Time in Moscow: Pertsov’s House, a Russian Terem Amidst Modern Buildings

This building from the art-nouveau era is a sight for sore eyes! Pertsov’s house is an interesting example of Russian classical folk influences...

Elizaveta Ermakova 20 March 2020

Museum Stories

Whitechapel’s Radical Figures and the Famous Paintings that Inspired Them

In Whitechapel Gallery’s Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, ten of today’s key figurative painters use historical art...

Yasmin Ozkan 18 March 2020